The Los Angeles Dodgers have traded catcher Travis d’Arnaud to the Tampa Bay Rays in exchange for cash considerations. Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times was first to report the news.
d’Arnaud was signed by the Dodgers just 5 days ago on May 5. He ends his Dodgers’ career with a legacy of one pinch-hit at-bat he grounded out in.
Travis d’Arnaud finishes his Dodgers career with 1 plate appearance, tying him for 1,638th all-time on the Dodgers’ career plate appearance leaderboard
— Devan Fink (@DevanFink) May 10, 2019
Manager Dave Roberts commented on d’Arnaud’s Dodgers’ career when he confirmed the deal, per Alden Gonzalez of ESPN.
“It was a good run,” Roberts said. “That simulated game we had the other day, it was great.”
Roberts also said the team will recall another catcher to take d’Arnaud’s spot on the active roster. They have not announced who it will be but they did say he is currently on his way to the stadium. Expect either Rocky Gale or highly-regarded prospect Will Smith to be the catcher added to the roster.
This is the second trade the Dodgers have made today as they also sent Paulo Orlando to the Chicago White Sox for cash considerations.
So long, Travis d’Arnaud, we hardly knew thee.
Rocky Gale was recalled from Triple-A Oklahoma City to fill the final roster spot, according to Jacob Rudner.
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